There is a tradition we have at PC Gamer where we try to build a great gaming PC for as little as possible every Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday. This year, the deals on components are quite strong, and no doubt the arrival of new AMD CPUs and GPUs has helped push down prices on existing parts. Just because the parts are now "last gen" does not mean they're slow, however.
As I looked around for the best deals on all the parts necessary for a new PC, one thing became immediately clear: Despite this being Amazon Prime Day (which lasts for two days because who needs that trailing 's'?), For computer components you're often better off shopping elsewhere. The best not-on-Amazon Prime Day deals got me started, and eventually I ended up at Newegg for the whole set of components (but not the accessories at the bottom). You can also swap out any bits or pieces if you can find better prices.
Total: $ 664.40
Add everything up and you can build a gaming PC that will run all of the latest games at high framerates for under $ 700. What if you need a mouse, keyboard, and monitor? I have some suggestions there as well:
Grand Total: $ 959.39
And there you have it: a complete gaming PC, including everything you need running the latest and greatest games, all for under a grand. You can surely trim things down-the keyboard is perhaps a bit of extravagance if you're trying to save money, though for my money I would definitely spend the extra on a good board
How does this DIY PC build compare to some of the other prebuilt deals on Prime Day? It's either cheaper or faster, depending on your comparison point ̵
Most of these deals are available for at least one more day, but do not be surprised if prices jump back up 10-25 percent overall by the end of the week